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BVD FREE ENGLAND SCHEME

BVD FREE ENGLAND SCHEME


WHAT IS BVD?

BVD is a highly contagious viral diseases of cattle. It is one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. BVD has been estimated to cost between £13 and £31 per cow in Great Britain. The national cost could be as high as £61M per year.

 

What is BVDFree Scheme?

BVDFree England is an industry-led scheme designed to eliminate BVD virus from all catte herds in the country 2022. It will develop a national database, storing individual and herd test results for scheme members. BVD free is based on achieving the elimination of BVD through identification and removal of animal persistently infected (PIs) with BVD.

The BVDFree Scheme will run on a voluntary basis until most of the cattle industry is covered by the Scheme, when a solid case can be presented to the Government for collaboration on the introduction of compulsory measures.

Published 4th January 2017

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BVD FREE ENGLAND SCHEME

WHAT IS BVD? BVD is a highly contagious viral diseases of cattle. It is one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. BVD has been estimated to cost between £13 and £31 per cow in Great Britain...

Fertility Improvements

One unique thing about Shires is how we carry out our routine fertility visits (RFV’s). Shires Vets offer an Interherd bureau service (all included in the price of the visits) where the lay-staff input all the service and calving data since the last visit to allow us to produce up to date sheets for which animals need to be seen...

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